Socioeconomic Factors

Smart Cities: A Systems Approach to a Sustainable Future

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Lauren Riga
Smart Cities
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As the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history, increasing from approximately 3.4 billion in 2009 to 6.4 billion in 2050, there is a growing movement to turn cities into meccas for sustainable living.  
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Health disparities 'could be eliminated in a generation': study

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KATE KELLAND
Health Disparity
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Health disparities between rich and poor nations could be banished in a generation by investment in research, vaccines and drugs to combat diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, global health experts said on Tuesday.

In a report setting out a plan for a "grand convergence" in health, the experts said world leaders needed to press for a concerted increase in research and development (R&D) investment to develop new medicines, vaccines and health technologies. ... Read more about Health disparities 'could be eliminated in a generation': study

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Better sanitation boosts children's test scores, decreases stunting - study

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Astrid Zweynert, Nov 19, 2013
A Jordanian worker uses a wheelbarrow to transport materials for building the Azraq Syrian Refugee Camp, the third of its kind, near Al Azraq, 80km (50 miles) east of Amman
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Access to improved sanitation can increase cognition in children, according to a new World Bank study, the latest research to link stunting and open defecation.

More than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to toilets, and one billion people practice open defecation. ... Read more about Better sanitation boosts children's test scores, decreases stunting - study

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ITU

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http://www.itu.int/en/Pages/default.aspx

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ITU

This image is a logo of the ITU which stands for International Telecommunication Union. The ITU created the Electronic Commerce Developing Project in order to assist developing countries in establishing necessary infrastructure to create electronic business transactions in order to bridge the gap between highly developed countries and less developed countries. 

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Implementation of mitigation measures

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http://csrn.mcgill.ca/program.html

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Implementation of mitigation measures

Through which measures can cost benefits be gained? In that example benefits are gained through three different actions. First through the implementation of a risk management, second through a risk transfer to insurance companies and third to rehabilitation and compensatory component. ... Read more about Implementation of mitigation measures

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

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http://peacewindsamerica.org/why-asia-pacific/

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer in a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about Natural Disaster Risk Index

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World Risk Index

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http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article/read/worldriskreport-2011

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World Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer for a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about World Risk Index

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Mutual Compromise Probability

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Center for International Development and Conflict Management - Peace and Conflict 2012

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Mutual Compromise Probability

A graph showing the effectiveness of different forms for mediation. Highest style means that the mediation had a significant contribution whilst most crucial style means that the mediation was the most important factor. ... Read more about Mutual Compromise Probability

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